Larson cops SUNYAC award

The State University of New York Athletic Conference announced Monday that Fredonia State senior Sean Larson was the conference’s Pitcher of the Week.

Larson was dominant in a pair of starts. Last Monday, he spun a four-hit shutout in a gritty 1-0 win over Oneonta. Larson struck out seven and walked one.

Five days later, he shut down sixth-ranked Cortland on six hits in a 3-1 complete-game victory. Larson struck out six and walked one.

The two nine-inning, complete-game efforts lowered his conference-leading ERA to 1.14. In all, he was 2-0 allowing 10 hits, striking out 13 and walking two in 18 innings of work.

Larson has been one of the hottest pitchers in Division III. The previous week, Larson took a pair of shutouts into the final inning before faltering. He threw eight shutout innings before surrendering one run in the ninth inning in a 2-1 win over New Paltz. He also threw 8 1/3 shutout innings vs. Brockport before allowing a pair of runs in the ninth.